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to the american people and i do not think they want it either -- is for washington to continue being so washington -- like. -- so washington-like. i know that folks spend a lot of time reading the polls and looking at focus groups and interpreting which party has the upper hand in november and in 2012 and so on and so on and so on. that is their obsession. and i am not a pundit. i'm just the president. take it for what it is worth. but i do not believe the american people want us to focus on our job security. they want us to focus on their job security. [applause] i do not think they want more gridlock. i do not think they want more partisanship. i do not think they want more obstruction. they said as to washington -- they did not send us to washington to fight each other in some sort of political steel cage match to see who comes out alive. that is not what they want. they said as to washington to work together, to get things done, and to solve the problems that they are grappling with every day. and i think your constituents would want to know that despite the fact that it does not get a lot of
of the union address tomorrow night. we are in washington with more. >> under pressure to cut record red ink, officials say obama will announce a three-year spending freeze. it could affect everything from air traffic control to education, to national parks. it will not affect military or security costs for medicare, the engine of big spending. it is driving costs. >> let's make tough choices. everything, cutting our own budget. >> the president is aiming at tax breaks at the middle class. >> proposals will make it easier for families to get by, students to get ahead, workers to retire. but it came on the day a new poll confirmed americans top concerns, jobs and the economy. about to debut of every five -- two of every five american workers has been unemployed for six months. we have never seen anything like that before. >> i think people care more about results, about the creation of jobs, about getting a handle on the deficit, then they do about the next speech. >> the president of the united states. [applause] >> to americans, tomorrow night. this morning, congress comes out with more bad
franciotti has the latest. >> a private first class in the u.s. marines, stationed in washington, d.c., he was once a star athlete in football and basketball and track in montgomery county. >> he was just a joy to coach, and he was incredibly athletic. he holds school records from as far back as the early 1970's through the high school. the long jump, high jump, and triple jump. >> he was at a party in northeast baltimore and the party was crossed by several people from the neighborhood. they were asked to leave, and it did, but allegedly came back with a knife, stabbing and killing the man. >> this is a terrible catastrophe that an individual is going to the party. forget the fact that he is a veteran, service members, dedicated his life to protect our country, this is a guy who goes to a party and dies. that is not a message that we want said. >> police say that the work around the clock to find the killers, and 24 hours of the crime, three men were arrested -- michael wiggins, nicky woodward, and vernon hadley, all in the 20's and from baltimore. they are behind bars, facing numerous ch
an economic recovery. >> his biggest challenge may be convincing a skeptical public that washington is on their said. in today's washington journal poll say 7% say the government is not working. 93% believe that there is too much partisan bickering. -- 70% believe the government is on the wrong track. >> the government will have to continue to offer better solutions. >> to focus on jobs. the president will call on congress to pass a law creating more jobs. just over half the country thinks he spent too little time focusing on the economy. as the president heads to capitol hill this treasury secretary is there today depending of the taxpayer bailout of aig. >> the steps taken were motivated solely by we believed to be in the public interest. >> a critical speech for president obama admitting mistakes in boosting the morale of an angry, jobless america. tracy for nbc news in washington. >> the state of the state address by the governor is once again on the move. initially he wanted to deliver this speech today but moved it to february 4 so would not convict -- complete with the presid
'malley said it would create 1400 new jobs. there is more a reaction in washington to those comments by harry reid about race. president obama chimed in for the first time. we have more. >> rushing to his defense was president obama himself. >> there was nothing mean- spirited in what he had to say. >> the president was interviewed for a special airing on martin luther king day. >> for him to have used some inartful language in trying to praise me and for people to make hay out of that, makes absolutely no sense. >> republicans called that a judgment problem. >> they have used bad judgment. >> reid said he thought americans could embraced a black candidate, especially one with "light skin." >> i have apologized to the president. >> worse than the words, said some prominent african- americans, is that they are true. >> lighter-skinned blacks are closer in approximating white culture. >> some say the wish president obama would address that head on. no sign that what happened. the average person cares more about fixing health care than aboutr reid's comments years ago. >> hope your doing well. t
-- details from washington. >> today president obama is releasing a report showing how miserable u.s. security and intelligence failed and just how close a nigerian man came to bombing an airliner over detroit christmas day. national security adviser jim jones says the president was alarmed at what he learned. in an interview with "usa today" he said average americans will be shocked, too. >> there were a number of things that could have triggered the prevention of this individual ever getting on an airplane. >> umar farouk abdulmutallab was indicted on a half-dozen federal accounts, including attempted use of weapons of mass destruction. this declassified report lays out what went wrong and who is to blame. >> it was not of falling down of one agency in the department or one person. this, as the president has described, was a system failure. >> the administration says this report is not all bad news. >> we know what happened, we know what didn't happen and we know how to fix it. and nbc news learned the president is ordering a surge in federal air marshal's. and overall tightening
driving legislation. washington, d.c. ranks first in safety. south dakota ranks last in the nation. >>> police have a person in interest in connection with a shooting outside a baltimore high school. shots were fired last night on the property of their dick douglas high school. -- property of frederick douglass high school. it is unclear what prompted the shooting. >>> four men are in custody after a shooting that forced a school into a lock down. police say the suspects shot a man and barricaded themselves in a home near the school. >> i have been out here since 2:15 p m waiting on my granddaughter to come out. my daughter does not now, so the school is blocked off. i am like, what is going on? she has not even been notified. we are still waiting, so is it is a lack of communication. >> i am happy the school is locked down because i know my child is safe. >> the shooting victim is expected to survive. students were finally allowed to leave just before 5:00 p.m. >> as far as the weather is going, a lot of clouds down -- a lot of clouds around but the sun will breakthrough later tod
. in washington, i'm broke hard. back to you. -- i am brooke hart. back to you. >> light flurries trying to develop across the area. and we will see another round of that this afternoon. just to the west, there are more in coming clouds. all of this will rotate out of the great lakes. little impulses of energy spinning through the atmosphere. slight chance of a flurries and a few more clouds later on this afternoon. it is still rather cold there. 22 downtown, 23 at the airport in annapolis. 17 near the state line. we have gusty winds going on out of northwest. tend to 20 -- tend to 20 miles per hour. friday, changes in the form of the snowfall. >> as you might expect, the new ravens playoff t-shirt is available. it features the running back and quarterback joe flacco. you could find the shirts at stores from $19.50. >>> ravens text question for today -- who do you think is the big surprise of the ravens offense this year? and standard text messaging rates apply. we will reveal the results in our poll tonight on 11 news at 5:00. >>> coming up, the story of a woman who gave birth and it is
in washington where the health care reform issue is still on the table. he spoke about that on an interview this morning. >> i want to talk about the issues. terror and taxes and health care plan, there are so many things that play here in massachusetts. >> he is expected to officially take office in 10 business days. he faces reelection in 200012. >> a fargo radio station has made a case for comment on brian to come and be a sideshow -- eight radio psychic and they are hopeful that conan o'brien will consider it. one reason is they have more restaurants to people, the best weather, and the best looking women. still to come, if you think mystery shopping sounds like an easy way to bring cash, not so much. it could be a scam. we will exploit. >> there was some light precipitation this morning but that has cleared out there is more on the way and that will make a nasty morning commute on friday. we'll start seeing the effects by tomorrow i will bring it down for you coming up. 42 degrees now at the airport and the inner harbor. wayne and mary met in kindergarten. they've been together ever si
the christmas day terrorism scare. brooke hart has the latest from washington. a >> new screening rules were not a factor in a securities scare last nine and a new work after the wrong man walked through a checkpoint and disappeared. flights were delayed hours. new rules mean tighter security for all travelers bound for the u.s., with more random screenings, patdowns, bag searches, and body scans. passengers from 14 named countries all deemed state sponsors of terror or countries of interest can expect such checks across the board. that includes yemen, the country were president, said that the nigerian-born abdulmutallab was trained to carry a christmas day bomb plot. >> this group, al qaeda in the iridium peninsula, crandon and directed him to attack a plane headed for -- trained him and directed him to attack a plane headed for america. >> there is an advantage to talking to us in terms of plea agreements. >> critics say that the case does not belong in civilian courts. >> if we treated the christmas day, as a terrorist, he would have immediately been interrogated military-style. >> the br
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